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From: Bart Van Assche <>
To: "André Almeida" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/4] null_blk: do not fail the module load with zero devices
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:17:53 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 9/13/19 3:02 PM, André Almeida wrote:
> The module load should fail only if there is something wrong with the
> configuration or if an error prevents it to work properly. The module
> should be able to be loaded with (nr_device == 0), since it will not
> trigger errors or be in malfunction state. Preventing loading with zero
> devices also breaks applications that configures this module using
> configfs API. Remove the nr_device check to fix this.

I just noticed that this patch is necessary to unbreak blktests. The srp 
tests fail as follows with Jens' for-next branch:

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'null_blk': Invalid argument

I think that error is triggered by the following statement in 

     modprobe null_blk nr_devices=0 || return $?


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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-13 22:02 [PATCH v2 0/4] null_blk: fixes around nr_devices and log improvements André Almeida
2019-09-13 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] null_blk: do not fail the module load with zero devices André Almeida
2019-09-13 22:15   ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-09-13 22:17   ` Bart Van Assche [this message]
2019-09-13 22:37     ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-09-13 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] null_blk: match the type of parameter nr_devices André Almeida
2019-09-13 22:15   ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-09-13 22:02 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] null_blk: format pr_* logs with pr_fmt André Almeida
2019-09-13 22:16   ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-09-13 22:03 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] coding-style: add explanation about pr_fmt macro André Almeida
2019-09-13 22:18   ` Chaitanya Kulkarni
2019-09-14  7:50   ` Jonathan Corbet
2019-09-16 13:38     ` André Almeida

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